Friday, June 20, 2008

Happy Day!


Apparently the feeling of optimism caused by the combination of lighter evenings, the prospect of holidays and memories of childhood summers is at its peak on June 20.

According to the research this has been worked out using the equation:

O + (N xS) + Cpm/T + He

O stands for being outdoors and outdoor activity
N is connection with nature which is in full bloom now
S is socialisation with neighbours and friends
Cpm stands for childhood positive memories
T is the mean temperature which is now usually warm
He is holiday expected.

The formula was compiled by Cliff Arnall, a psychologist and former tutor at Cardiff University who said the main aim is to 'get people talking about what makes them happy'.

Note: Arnall is also the dude, an expert in depression, that decided that January 21st is the gloomiest day of the year.

I don't know if there is something to this, BUT.....
I wasn't too happy on January 21st.
And I am super, duper happy now.
Hmmmm....maybe there is something to Cliff's formula?

Get out there and enjoy the weekend!

How you feeling about the start of summer?

1 comment:

Stevie said...

I'm feeling awesome about it. I'm hoping for Day 2 of no heart rate issues and am counting down the days until my husband is back home :)